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Old 03-11-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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I'm considering buying some milled AG kits from another homebrewer but they were purchased on 11/30/09 and stored in the fridge. They are AHS kits so I know they sell their kits in sealed plastic bags, not vaccum but sealed. The kits are a pale ale and a bitter. From what Ive read here, using the search feature, the general consensus is 2 weeks room temp sealed and 4 weeks sealed and refrigerated. What sort of off flavors or problems should I expect if I were to buy these grains and brew with them?
I have my own mill so I usually buy unmilled grain and crush on brewday.

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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No ideas or experience?

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Old 03-11-2010, 08:30 PM   #3
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You're fine to brew that... in other cases tho "when in doubt throw it out". Grain is cheap.

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Old 03-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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I'm considering buying some milled AG kits from another homebrewer but they were purchased on 11/30/09 and stored in the fridge. They are AHS kits so I know they sell their kits in sealed plastic bags, not vaccum but sealed. The kits are a pale ale and a bitter. From what Ive read here, using the search feature, the general consensus is 2 weeks room temp sealed and 4 weeks sealed and refrigerated. What sort of off flavors or problems should I expect if I were to buy these grains and brew with them?
I have my own mill so I usually buy unmilled grain and crush on brewday.
I am thinking that you are fine. I have Homer buckets with grains that I bought last year and have had no issues. As long as they are not stale they are good to go
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If there are off flavors, it would likely be oxidation.

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I have used AHS grains up to 2 years after they were bagged. Figure up to 10% less efficiency. No off flavors at all.

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I'm going to go ahead and buy the kits. Thanks for the responses!

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If there are off flavors, it would likely be oxidation.
oxidation from what? This is just grain in a bag... not finished product.
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I would think there would be a reduction in enzymes. as someone said, may just hurt your eff.

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